Would Catalonia's Secession Harm Barcelona's Extraordinary High Culture? "[The city's] sense of itself, its urbanism and its collective spirit, can also be a trap. There's always the rest of the world to think about. A living culture has always depended on openness, reciprocity and exchange. The almost shocking individuality ... of Gaudí's architecture ... was also only possible because of a wider international culture."
The Guardian (UK) 11/20/12